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Flag hoisting ceremony at Tai Po 1899

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Flag hoisting ceremony at Tai Po 1899

From the Illustrated London News 1899.

Caption reads:

OUR LATEST ACQUISITION IN THE FAR EAST: HOISTING THE BRITISH FLAG AT TAIPO

The ceremony of hoisting the British flag at Taipo, in the Kaulung hinterland, was to have taken place on Monday, April 17, but owing to the attack on Captain Byes and a company of the Hong Kong Regiment on the previous Saturday, the flag was hoisted on Sunday, the 16th, by Mr. Lockhart, in the presence of Major-General Gascoigne, Commodore Powell and other officials. Our illustration shows Mr. Lockhart reading the Queen's order in Council.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Sunday, April 16, 1899
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